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The year’s big moments in sports

The year’s big moments in sports

May 17, 2018

Eight moments that defined Decatur sports in 2017 and 2018

Ring Chasing

Ring Chasing

April 24, 2018

Check back here daily for updates on Decatur sports teams' playoff pushes

Decatur girls soccer crowned region champs second year in a row

Decatur girls soccer crowned region champs second year in a row

April 17, 2018

On April 14, 2018, the Decatur Girl's Soccer Team became region champions for the second year in a row.

Change of speed

Change of speed

March 31, 2018

With only three meets completed as of March 9, the track season is still very young. As is the track team itself. “Usually we’ve had a bunch of seniors leading us,” junior captain Stormie Hartnett said. “This year is different; the underclassmen have had to step it up and take it seriously.”

Decatur Soccer hosts youth 3-on-3 tournament

Decatur Soccer hosts youth 3-on-3 tournament

February 14, 2018

"We’re building the soccer community in Decatur and getting people interested in coming out and supporting the teams,” Ethan Ryter said.

Varsity basketball team grows

Varsity basketball team grows

January 5, 2018

Hoping to better support students, Coach Roberts expands the program.

Who’s in?

Who’s in?

December 1, 2017

Scenarios of how the college football playoff will play out

Into the Open Field

Into the Open Field

November 15, 2017

Students shout her name and wave signs of support for number 32. Three quarters pass and she still isn’t in the game. She waits, the nervous smile on her face mirroring the crowd’s anticipation. Midway through the fourth quarter, Coach Felton finally calls her over. “Alright Coach, I need to know: do I just run at them?” Chloe Soto said. Knowing one week is hardly enough to learn the intricate and tough sport of football, Coach Felton tells her to do her best. Soto walks to midfield to check in for the next play. As she and fellow sophomore Jada Harris cross the white line on Decatur’s artificial turf to enter the game, the crowd roars. “It was weird because we were all on the sidelines and then when we got on the playing field, everyone went crazy,” Soto said. “But it was only a two-foot difference.” This “two-foot difference” between the field and the sideline no longer separates Soto from the team as a passive observer; instead, she becomes one of the first two girls to play for the Decatur football team. Soto lines up as a linebacker for the subsequent play. The player opposite her on the North Atlanta offensive line hears Soto’s high-pitched voice, sees the makeup on her face and stands up. After a second, he returns to his stance. “You’re a girl?”

Softball crushes first playoff round; falls to Walnut Grove in second

Softball crushes first playoff round; falls to Walnut Grove in second

October 23, 2017

With 6-4 and 6-5 wins over Southwest Dekalb on Wednesday, Oct. 11, Decatur’s softball team advanced past the first round of the state playoffs. This two-game series sweep launched the Bulldogs into a Sweet 16 home matchup against Walnut Grove at Oakhurst Park on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Fall 2017 Bulldog Update

Fall 2017 Bulldog Update

October 22, 2017

The Sports Editors give you an inside look on the newest developments with fall sports.

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